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March 21, 2016

Door to Door Sales

  • Alarm scammers targeting Little Rock neighborhoods
    3.16.16 – THV11.com – Homeowners in the Cherry Creek neighborhood told THV11 they were targeted by someone claiming to be from ADT alarm systems. They soon discovered it …More Info

Public Safety Updates

  • False alarms could cost city about $151000
    3.14.16 – The Edwardsville Intelligencer – False alarms in Edwardsville have been a growing concern of the departments. In 2015, the police responded to 1,085 false alarms and the fire department … More Info
  • False alarm program to be enhanced
    3.14.16 – Sherwood Park News – False alarms are on the rise in Strathcona County. In an effort to reduce them, the county’s fire alarm response management is undergoing revisions with a strong … More Info
  • Bonita Springs Fire to fine repeat “nuisance” alarm offender
    3.15.16 – Naples Daily News – The new resolution, which is similar to rules in place in Estero and other fire districts, will allow BSFD to charge for “excess nuisance alarms,” which are alarms … More Info
  • Importance of Alarm Systems Highlighted in Public Safety Meeting
    3.16.16 – San Marino Tribune – The San Marino Police Department hosted its first community public safety meeting focusing on alarm systems. This is part of a series of town hall meetings that … More Info
  • Exploring the increase in calls for service
    3.17.16 – Wiscasset Newspaper – Another problem, he said, were burglar alarms. Typically, a company is responsible to check on the burglar alarms, but sometimes the company is some … More Info
  • Greenfield cracking down on false security alarm calls
    3.18.16 – WESTERNMASSNEWS.com – “If we had been using this program, maybe that alarm would have been addressed and gotten fixed and we wouldn’t have had all the responses there,” Haigh … More Info

Industry News

  • Breakthrough industry report: Tech trends creating perfect storm
    3.15.16 – SIW – Major industry paradigm shifts could have devastating consequences for unprepared manufacturers… More Info
  • FTC clears Apollo’s acquisition of ADT
    3.10.16 – SIW – ADT shareholders expected to vote on acquisition in late April… More Info
  • Fire & Life Safety: Streamlining Fire Plans
    3.14.16 – SecurityInfoWatch – Fire Alarm Submittal documents must be provided so the local building department can make sure all adopted ordinances will be met. … More Info
  • State cites 16 Rutherford businesses in January
    3.14.16 – The Daily News Journal – Alarm Systems Contractors Board. Craig Miller, Smyrna. Violation: Failure to submit alarm employee termination notices within 30 days from the termination date. More Info
  • Investors Show Increased Interest in Security
    3.14.16 – SecurityInfoWatch – In mid-February, I joined alarm dealers, investors and other players in the security industry in Palm Beach, Fla., for the annual Barnes Buchanan Conference. More Info
  • Tech Trends: Commercial Wireless Comes of Age
    3.14.16 – SecurityInfoWatch – … meet the UL-2560 Standard for Emergency Call Systems for Assisted Living and Independent Living Facilities, requiring 99.99% verification of alarm capture. More Info
  • End user pressure changes value proposition for security industry
    3.18.16 – SIW – Selling solutions, not products, has shift the paradigm for vendors and their customers… More Info
  • Smoke alarm confusion: Safe for kitchens or not?
    3.16.16 –WXYZ – So it’s a photoelectric, and also has another sensor in there to reduce the amount of false positive alarms. So you can use it inside a kitchen and if you burn . More Info
  • Your Ultimate Home Security Cheat Sheet
    3.16.16 -Realtor.com News – If you’re going this route, make sure the alarm rep knows if you have kids or pets. Motion detectors operate on an infrared frequency and are triggered by … More Info
  • N.M. Security Company Upsets Police Dept. with Inflated Crime Stats
    3.16.16 –CEPro – Albuquerque, NM — An alarm company here is facing some heat for a misleading advertisement it put on a billboard. AlphaAlarm’s billboard on I-25 states, … More Info
  • Area Code Overlay
    3.18.16 – WUTR WFXV CNYhomepage – And they handle a lot of fire alarm systems, and we had talked about how the new overlay is going to impact it, and predominately the majority of the security … More Info
  • Photoelectric Sensors Emerge as the Largest Contributing Segment …
    3.18.16 – Business Wire – Low incidences of nuisance alarms generated by photoelectric smoke … organized by associations such as the Automatic Fire Alarm Association and the … More Info
  • What to Know About Switching to a 4K Video Surveillance System
    3.18.16 – SSI – The benefits are obvious when it comes to 4K video. But there’s more to consider — and install — before expecting your 4K video surveillance system to deliver the ROI you expect. More Info
  • ADS Acquires Central Carolina Security; Marks 20th Branch Across the Southeast
    3.18.16 – SSI -The purchased accounts will continue to be serviced out of Central Carolina Security’s facility in Sanford, N.C. More Info

Legislative News

Bill Text Description History
NJSB01902Text Regulates installation, maintenance, and repair of low-voltage alarm systems. Companion bill: A3575.
Status: 3/10/2016 : Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee


State & National News

  • Summer Construction Season in Focus
    3.4.16 – OHS – The end of winter means construction revs up across much of the country, with workers facing the attendant hazards of falls from height, noise exposure, hand and foot hazards, and more. More Info

Business Tips

  • 6 steps to a better email marketing strategy
    3.6.16 – Association Adviser – It’s true that an overwhelming majority of American adults (91 percent) like to receive promotional emails from organizations with which they do business. It’s also true that 72 percent of American adults say they prefer organizations to communicate with them via email over any other channel. More Info
  • Read This Before You Hire Another Millennial
    3.14.16 – CI – Your company culture is about to change dramatically, whether you like it or not. Here’s how the best businesses are bridging the gap between Millennial and Baby Boomer thinking. More Info
  • The Secret to Balancing Future Business Decision-Making With Present Tasks at Hand
    3.14.16 – CI – How can you be responsible for your firm’s daily operations while also trying to consider which technologies might help move it forward? Start with a simple pyramid model. More Info
  • Selling Your Business: Avoiding the Double-Tax Ding on C Corp …
    3.15.16 – CEPro – Alarm dealer wants to sell his C Corp. business but doesn’t want to get double-dinged on taxes. Should he convert to an S Corp. before selling? Industry experts … More Info
  • Better Understand Your Customers’ Needs with Follow-Me-Home
    3.18.16 – CI – Learn what not to do when onboarding a new client, and set your business up for greater business success. More Info

Fire News

  • BC: MFRD responds to fire alarm at Bench Elementary School
    3.16.16 -Merritt Herald – MFRD responds to fire alarm at Bench Elementary School … was called to Bench Elementary School for a fire alarm that turned out to be a faulty compressor. More Info
  • ID: Girls vaping in LDS seminary building set off fire alarm
    3.16.16 -Idaho State Journal – “The fire alarm went off. The girls were vaping in the bathroom,” said South Fremont Fire District official and volunteer firefighter J.D. Henry. Seminary officials .. More Info
  • MA: Alerted by smoke alarm, Shrewsbury family escapes fire
    3.14.16 – MetroWest Daily News – Shrewsbury – A working smoke alarm alerted a family of seven to a fire in their house on Sunday and all managed to escape safely, fire officials say. More Info
  • ME: Police/Fire Suspect caught after robbery attempt
    3.17.16 – Gloucester Daily Times – 3:54 p.m.: The Fire Department was dispatched to Rowe Point for a fire alarm that turned out to be burnt food. 7:52 p.m.: A driver on Granite Street was given a … More Info
  • MI: Police: Bomb threat, fire alarm created disturbance at Central …
    3.15.16 – WDIV Detroit – Detroit – A disturbance at Central Collegiate Academy had Detroit police at the school Tuesday afternoon. The fire alarm went off and the school was … More Info
  • NE: Apartment residents awakened by fire threat
    3.16.16 –WOWT- Around 1 a.m. firefighters responded to an alarm at Country Estate Apartments. The threat quickly diminished when the fire … More Info
  • WI: Faulty fire alarm closes De Pere High School
    3.16.16 –WBAY – Superintendent Benjamin Villarruel tells Action 2 News there was a short in the alarm system that kept triggering the alarms. There was no actual danger. More Info

Crime News

  • AR: Police & Fire
    3.16.16 – Times Record – CLIFF DRIVE, 4600 BLOCK: A burglary of a vacant residence was reported after someone forced open a door and set off an alarm. Damage was estimated at … More Info
  • AR: Police: Man Threatened To Kill Others
    3.20.16 – Times Record – Fort Smith police were dispatched to the VA Clinic, after an employee pressed a panic alarm shortly after 11 a.m. Friday, according to the Fort … More Info
  • AR: Two charged in attempted burglary
    3.18.16 – KTAL – Just after noon today, Shreveport Police patrol officers received a call of a silent alarm at a residence. As officers were … More Info
  • CA: Adelanto Residential Burglary Suspect At Large
    3.15.16 – VVNG Victor Valley News – Adelanto – Deputies from the Adelanto station responded on Friday evening to an alarm activation … More Info
  • CA: Danville Home Burglarized in Broad Daylight, Officers Searching for …
    3.15.16 -Patch.com – DPD report that they were call to a residential alarm at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Officers were notified in … More Info
  • CA: Men rob department store, lead deputies on high-speed chase
    3.19.16 – San Diego Sun Times – Deputies responding at 2:30 a.m. to a silent alarm activation at the Kohl’s department store saw three men running into some bushes … More Info
  • CA: Palm Springs pool pump theft suspect arrested
    3.16.16 -The Desert Sun – Officers went there after a pool pump theft alarm was activated at about 9:30 p.m. They saw the suspect in the backyard and he escaped after climbing over a … More Info
  • CA: Police explore whether 4 burglary suspects are linked to Newport …
    3.16.16 -Los Angeles Times – At 3:23 a.m. Wednesday, Tustin police responded to an alarm and found that the front door of a Rite-Aid there had been busted open, … More Info
  • CA: Police investigating Sacramento library burglary
    3.16.16 -ABC10.com – … Sought Sacramento through a window sometime before 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, when police were alerted by a security guard responding to the library’s alarm. More Info
  • CA: Sheriff Deputies Scared Off Intruder, Says Local Business Owner
    3.17.16 – Redheaded Blackbelt – Early Sunday morning her daughter received a call from the alarm company that the store’s alarm was sounding. Because Mills’ daughter wasn’t able to get to … More Info
  • CA: Tropical frog with screeching cry invading Southland
    3.18.16 – KABC-TV – “The Beverly Hills police showed up to try to get the homeowner to turn off this broken alarm, but the broken alarm was in fact just a male coqui frog looking for a … More Info
  • CA: Two arrested in Monterey Park burglary
    3.19.16 – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune- “The suspect was startled when the home alarm system sounded …,” according to a police statement. “The suspect exited the yard and entered the vehicle and .. More Info
  • CO: Larimer County deputies looking for robbery suspect
    3.14.16 – The Coloradoan – Larimer County sheriff’s deputies responded to an armed robbery at Hometown Liquor in Berthoud on Sunday. At 8:20 p.m., deputies responded to an alarm at … More Info
  • FL: A Miami woman killed a teen burglar as he fled her home, police say …
    3.15.16 -Washington Post – It’s unclear whether Jenrette called the police or whether they were automatically called to the house by the alarm system. A police statement said she “arrived … More Info
  • IA: One gun lost in Story City gun shop robbery
    3.17.16 – Ames Tribune – According to Haffner, the alarm is what prompted people in the area to report the noise to police, and witnesses reported seeing three or four people running … More Info
  • IA: Suspect sentenced in burglary
    3.14.16 – Clinton Herald – According to the affidavit, on July 28, at approximately 11:35 p.m., police responded to Pizza Hut in reference to a business burglary alarm. The police found … More Info
  • IA: Update on Iowa gun store rammed by U-Haul robbery case
    3.18.16 – KCCI Des Moines – After ramming the rear of the building, the burglars broke a window at the store and an alarm went off that nearby residents heard and called the police. The truck … More Info
  • IL: Man charged in crash-and-grab burglary of Waukegan gas station
    3.17.16 – Chicago Tribune – On March 9, a stolen vehicle crashed into the gas station about 3:30 a.m. and activated an alarm. Cigarettes, liquor and cash were stolen in the robbery, … More Info
  • IL: Man sentenced in jewelry story robbery
    3.19.16 – Alton Telegraph – The burglary tripped an alarm, but the men quickly grabbed jewelry and fled before police arrived. More Info
  • IN: Church gives suspected burglar a 2nd chance
    3.20.16 – NBC4i.com – Newman had just turned on the alarm when he heard a loud boom. At first he thought maybe a tree branch had fallen on the church. He then heard the boom … More Info
  • IN: Indiana church gives suspected burglar a second chance
    3.15.16 -wlfi.com – Newman had just turned on the alarm when he heard a loud boom. At first he thought maybe a tree branch had fallen on the church. He then heard the boom … More Info
    3.18.16 – Washington Times Herald – 2:35 a.m. – Police responded to a residential alarm. The resident told officers that she got up after hearing the alarm and saw a male in a … More Info
  • KS: OP police ask for help finding man suspected in break-in
    3.15.16 -KMBC Kansas City – 29, police said officers were called at 4:25 a.m. on a business alarm. Security cameras captured images of the break-in. More Info
  • LA: Two Charged in Attempted Burglary
    3.19.16 – News Radio 710 KEEL- Just after noon Friday, March 18, patrol officers received a call of a silent alarm at a home. As officers were arriving, they saw … More Info
  • MA: Police logs (3/7-3/13/16): Another burglar caught; reminder to …
    3.14.16 – mysouthborough – 1016 hrs – Officers investigated a burglar alarm. 1044 hrs – Officers investigated a burglar alarm. More Info
  • MD: Authorities look for would-be robber in Frederick County
    3.14.16 – WBAL Baltimore – Authorities said a man approached a teller and displayed a note demanding money. The teller activated the silent alarm, and quickly left the teller counter. More Info
  • ME: Judge sentences Saco pharmacy robber to more than 4 years
    3.18.16 – Bangor Daily News – Saco police officers, who had responded to a silent alarm, spotted Day running away from the pharmacy with the drugs and chased him to a location near … More Info
  • ME: Wiscasset police blotter: A fight at the dance
    3.16.16 -Wiscasset Newspaper – Cline responded to a report of a burglar alarm at the Lincoln County Jail Museum. It was a false alarm. Cline responded to a complaint of a child being bitten by … More Info
  • MI: Alarm thwarts break-in at Kingston business
    3.18.16 – Huron Daily Tribune – According to the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an alarm around 4:30 a.m. at the business, where an … More Info
  • MI: Boys arrested for breaking into house in Dearborn Heights
    3.14.16 – Dearborn Press and Guide – After Dearborn Heights police responded to an alarm call from the school at 7:18 p.m., they found an open door on the east side of the building. Police then … More Info
  • MI: Burglars caught on camera
    3.16.16 -WKEF ABC 22 – “Presumably to wait and see if they cut the right wires as far as the alarm,” said … say the suspects cut the phone lines, resulting in no call to the alarm company. More Info
  • MI: Portland police report for March 16
    3.16.16 -Lansing State Journal – 8:05 a.m.- responded to an activated alarm…. More Info
  • MI: Wayne Cop Calls
    3.16.16 -Hometownlife.com – The resident also heard the audible alarm on her home going off and found a window screen on the ground. She went inside the house but nothing appeared to … More Info
  • NC: Bumbling bank robber who left trail of bills is sentenced
    3.15.16 -WYFF Greenville – The note said he was armed with a gun and he would shoot to kill if the alarm was activated. The teller turned over a sum of money. Cooper dropped some of the … More Info
  • ND: Four Burglaries Reported in Minot
    3.14.16 – KXNet.com – The first was just after 10:00 last night when an alarm was sounded at Tractor Supply Company on South Broadway where forced entry was discovered. At 10:15 … More Info
  • ND: Police: criminals cut through wall at Fargo tractor company
    3.14.16 – Valley News Live – Fargo Police say alarms went off around 4:00 a.m. Monday morning at Fargo Tractor … Employees believe the alarm scared the criminals away before they stole … More Info
  • NH: Police: Home in Candia burglarized
    3.16.16 -WMUR Manchester – Police said they tripped the home’s alarm system and rushed out, dropping items on the front lawn. A neighbor told police that a black or dark blue late-model … More Info
  • NJ: Man who fired gun at Franklin cops gets 25 years
    3.17.16 – MyCentralJersey.com – … Church while police investigated a 9:41 p.m. burglary call from a home on Buttonwood Drive that had had its burglar alarm tripped. More Info
  • NJ: Moorestown Police Investigating Pair of Attempted Burglaries
    3.19.16 – Patch.com – The first took place around 7:30 p.m. when police responded to analarm activation at a home. Officers found the front door … More Info
  • NY: Ogdensburg police seek robbery suspect from last weekend
    3.18.16 – WatertownDailyTimes.com – The robbery was reported at 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, when police responded to an alarm at the Nice N Easy convenience store, according … More Info
  • NY: Shelter Island Police blotter: Drug and DWI arrests
    3.17.16 – Shelter Island Reporter – Police responded to an automated burglary alarm at a West Neck home on March 10; the owner had inadvertently set off the system. A caretaker at a Ram Island … More Info
  • OH: 3 chain saws missing after early morning break in
    3.16.16 -WTOV Steubenville – Officials first responded to an alarm indicating glass breaking. Upon arrival, officers observed a broken glass door on the east side of the building, but didn’t find … More Info
  • OH: Alarm interrupts burglary attempt; no suspects found
    3.16.16 –ThisWeekNews – Moments later, they heard the building’s alarm system and notified police. Police arrived with canine units, but could not find anyone in the building. They believe … More Info
  • OH: Circleville Police Reports
    3.17.16 – Pickaway News Journal – Officers responded to an activated alarm . The scene checked OK. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at Circleville … More Info
  • OH: Police Report
    3.15.16 -Circleville Herald – Caller advising of a burglar alarm, motion at the main bar. Received other calls in reference to the alarms being set off. Workers inside paining. Checks ok… More Info
  • OK: Teen arrested after breaking into a Tulsa school
    3.18.16 – KTUL – TPD assisted Tulsa Public School police in investigating an intrusion alarm at the Mayo … The alarm detected that three suspects were inside the building. More Info
  • ON: Police investigating after $15000 worth of jewelry stolen from …
    3.15.16 -InsideHalton.com – At around 3 p.m., a suspect smashed one of the residence’s rear windows, police said. Despite setting off an alarm the intruder rifled through dressers and stole … More Info
  • OR: Burglars smash doors to grab jewelry at Valpo JC Penney
    3.14.16 – nwitimes.com – Police were called just before 1 a.m. Monday when an alarm was set off at the store. When they arrived, they found that suspects had smashed the glass of a … More Info
  • OR: Public Safety: March 16, 2016
    3.16.16 -Corvallis Gazette Times – FALSE ALARM: Philomath Police responded to a business panic alarm at 11:57 a.m.. The alarm was accidental. … More Info
  • PA: Police investigate Northeast Philadelphia pharmacy burglary
    3.19.16 – 6abc.com – 2nd District officers responded to a burglar alarm around 4:00 a.m. at Pharmacy of America. Upon arrival officers found … More Info
  • PA: TV thief about to be released gets bad news
    3.18.16 – Butler Eagle – Investigators believe he made his way to the garden center, unlocking and opening the exit door to test if the alarm was set. When he found it was safe, … More Info
  • TN: Burglary suspects caught using stolen paper company trucks
    3.17.16 – WKRN.com – Detective Jeff Landis said his involvement with the alleged burglary ring began on Sunday, Feb. 28, when a burglar alarm summoned deputies to Teeters Market … More Info
  • TN: Corbin man arrested in connection with Gatti’s burglaries
    3.16.16 -The News Journal – The burglar reportedly returned to the scene Friday night for a second attempt. However, the alarm sounded when he attempted to go through the back door. More Info
  • TX: Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers
    3.16.16 -Fortbendstar.com – 17, 2015, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an alarm call at a business. The alarm was at … More Info
  • TX: Home surveillance camera captures burglary in Mesquite
    3.18.16 – FOX 4 News – His alarm company offered him one free camera when he renewed his security monitoring contract last month. He had them install it in the kitchen, giving him a … More Info
  • TX: Judge sentences Subway robber to 25 years
    3.15.16 -Texas Examiner – … officers with the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) were dispatched to the Subway in reference to a panic alarm. More Info
  • TX: Man arrested for pointing laser at Dallas PD chopper
    3.19.16 – WFAA.com – Police say an officer was doing a roof check after a business alarm went off when somebody pointed a green laser at the … More Info
  • TX: Police Report
    3.16.16 -Sealy News – Officers dispatched in reference to an alarm. Officers dispatched in reference to a welfare concern. More Info
  • TX: Stillwater Man Suspected In Business Burglaries Jailed On $50000 …
    3.16.16 -KUSH Radio – Four days after that restaurant burglary, at 6:02 a.m. officers responded to an alarm call at Curly’s Hamburgers, where they found fresh pry … More Info
  • UT: 2 arrested for business, auto thefts in Olympus Hills neighborhood
    3.19.16 – Salt Lake Tribune – Unified Police Department officers responded to a burglary alarm at 4:30 a.m. at Olympus Hills Lanes and Fun Center, and found a … More Info
  • UT: Burglars use Mercedes, BMW in burglary attempt, police say
    3.18.16 – KSL.com – About 4:30 a.m., Unified police officers responded to a burglary alarm at Olympus Hills Lanes. The officers arriving on scene … More Info
  • UT: Layton police investigating $20K flute theft
    3.16.16 -fox13now.com – Officers responded to the store after receiving a burglary alarm call. When police arrived at the scene, they found the front door of the business was broken and … More Info
  • UT: St. George Police investigating series of business burglaries
    St. George Daily Spectrum – Other businesses that have reported pre-dawn burglaries or alarm trips in recent days include Texas Roadhouse, Benja Thai and Bella Marie’s Pizzeria. More Info
  • VA: 3 adults, juvenile charged with break-in at Lee Co. elementary school
    3.18.16 – WJHL – According to a LCSO news release, the sheriff’s office received an alarm call at Flatwoods Elementary School around 4 a.m. and when they arrived they found … More Info
  • VA: Marijuana odor led to Chesapeake police stand off
    3.16.16 -13newsnow.com – Police officers responded to a burglar alarm at 6 a.m.. While searching the area, an officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana … More Info
  • WA: Is serial burglar hitting spots along Hwy 99?
    3.14.16 – KOIN.com – “Just when that camera there caught him is when the alarm sounded,” Alapai told KOIN 6 News. The burglar didn’t get a thing. Surveillance photo of a man … More Info
  • WA: Issaquah police blotter
    3.15.16 -Issaquah Press – An officer investigated the sounds of an alarm at 8:22 p.m. March. 5. The officer discovered a red light flashing on a … More Info
  • WA: March 12: Moses Lake police
    3.14.16 – iFIBER One News – 10:14 a.m. – Metro PCS – Police responded to a false burglary alarm. 2:08 p.m. – South Pommer Avenue – Trevon McLemore, a 21-year-old man, was arrested … More Info
  • WI: Madison Police Arrest and Incident Log (March 9-March 15)
    3.16.16 -Patch.com – Police responded to a burglar alarm going off on March 10th. More Info
  • WI: Police seek help to identify burglars
    3.18.16 – The Sheboygan Press – The suspects entered the Qmart at approximately 3:16 a.m. Friday morning, activating a burglary alarm. Upon investigation, police … More Info

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